Black Mirror - Season 3, Episode 2 - Rotten Tomatoes




Critic Consensus: In "Playtest," the psychologically horrifying world of virtual reality is nicely counterbalanced by the sheer likability of the episode's protagonist played by the charismatic Wyatt Russell.

Episode Info

Thrill-seeking globetrotter Cooper (Wyatt Russell) visits Britain, hooks up with Sonja (Hannah John-Kamen) and tests a video game so advanced, it's terrifying ...


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Critic reviews for Playtest

[Shut Up and Dance] stood out more for its presentation and mood than its actual plotting.

August 17, 2018 | Full Review…

Playtest,... is an especially creepy episode of Black Mirror revolving around a video game.

August 17, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Playtest is happy to swap deeper probing for a succession of clever shocks, and a bitterly funny... punchline of an ending. The result is an episode that is gripping but not enduringly frightening; a nightmare that won't linger too long after you wake up.

August 17, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Ultimately, all of those scares climax with an ending that is inscrutable in the best possible ways.

December 4, 2018 | Full Review…

Trachtenberg seems aware of the deeply silly nature of this cautionary tech fable, eventually cashing in on a kitschy, pseudo-Twilight Zone kicker that might feel like cheating - that is, if the journey to "Playtest's" ending wasn't quite so fun.

October 3, 2018 | Full Review…

Playtest ultimately feels awkwardly crafted. Subplots are left unresolved, the side characters and corporate mischief-implications are completely undeveloped.

September 4, 2018 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

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